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Recognition & Awards

Recent Awards & Accolades

  • New York Law Journal Diversity Initiative Honoree—The firm was recognized by the New York Law Journal's Diversity Initiative Project 2015 for the firm’s commitment to creating an atmosphere of empowerment for women lawyers.
  • Best International Firm Latin America Practice, Women in Business Law Americas Awards, Euromoney Legal Media Group, 2014
  • Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2014 Awards—Eleven Shearman & Sterling lawyers have been selected for Lawyer Monthly Women in Law 2014 awards in recognition of their outstanding legal work.
  • Top Law Firms for Diversity by The American Lawyer, 2014, 2013, 2012 
  • Yale Law Women Top 10 Family Friendly Firm, 2013—Shearman & Sterling is one of a small group of elite law firms recognized by Yale Law Women (YLW) “for leadership in developing and implementing family friendly practices and policies.”
  • A-List Firm by The American Lawyer, 2013—Shearman & Sterling was named to the prestigious A-List for the past three years. The A-List includes diversity as one of four factors measured.
  • Most Innovative Firm Women in Business Law Award by Euromoney Asia, 2013
  • Americas Women in Business Law Award in the category of “Best Firm for Diversity in US Northeast” by Euromoney Legal Media Group, 2013
  • Gold Standard Certification by Women in Law Empowerment Forum for the leadership roles achieved by women equity partners, 2012

Women Lawyer Accolades and Recognition

Jaculin Aaron

  • Received the Legal Aid Society Award for serving as co-counsel in a federal action on behalf of underpaid restaurant workers who faced retaliation from their employer for speaking out about their illegal treatment (2012)

Paula Anderson

  • Recognized by Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) as a CUP Catalyst: Change Agent 2014 | Law (2014)
  • Named to the Global Investigations Review “40 Under 40” list of the world’s leading investigations lawyers under the age of 40 (2014)
  • Named to the New York Law Journal’s inaugural “Rising Stars” list of top lawyers under the age of 40 (2013)
  • Received the National Organization of Women’s “2012 Women of Power and Influence Award” (2012)
  • Named to Crain’s NY Business Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list of top lawyers under the age of 40 (2012)
  • Named a “Rising Star” in international law by New York Super Lawyers (2012, 2011)

Yas Banifatemi

  • Honored by Harvard Law School as part of its International Women’s Day celebrations (2014)
  • Named to The American Lawyer's "45 Under 45" list of outstanding women lawyers (2011)

Lisa Brill

  • Named a “Rising Star” in real estate by Law360 (2012)

Anna Chung

  • Received the “Women in Law” Award from Lawyer Monthly (2014)

Jessica Delbaum

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in antitrust litigation (Rising Stars 2012, 2013-2014)

Agnes Dunogue

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list as a “Rising Star” in securities litigation (2013-2014)

Laura Friedrich

  • Received the “Women in Law” Award from Lawyer Monthly (2014)

Denise Grant

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in business/corporate and international (2009-2014)
  • Shortlisted for “Finance Lawyer of the Year” in the “Chambers USA Women in Law Awards” (2013)
  • Profiled in The Network Journal as an outstanding Black attorney (December 2008)

Patricia Hammes

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in business/corporate and international (2006-2007, 2014)

Susan Hobart

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in banking (2012, 2014)

Lisa Jacobs

  • Recognized by Lawyers Alliance for New York in its “15 Year Circle” for her exceptional pro bono work (2014)
  • Received the “Women in Law” Award from Lawyer Monthly (2014)

Esther Jansen

  • Received the “Women in Law” Award from Lawyer Monthly (2014)

Caroline Leeds Ruby

  • Received the “Women in Law” Award from Lawyer Monthly (2014)

Doreen Lilienfeld

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in employee benefits/ERISA (2009-2014)
  • Received inMotion’s Commitment to Justice Award for Shearman & Sterling’s pro bono work on behalf of an immigrant from Colombia who wished to remove the conditions on her US residency status (2012)

Eileen Maguire

  • Received the Legal Aid Society Award for her outstanding service to New Yorkers seeking assistance with benefits claims in the wake of Hurricane Sandy (2013)

Clare O’Brien

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in mergers & acquisitions (2006-2014)
  • Received the “Women in Law” Award from Lawyer Monthly (2014)
  • Shortlisted for top M&A lawyer in the inaugural "Chambers USA Women in Law Awards” (2012)
  • Received a “Dealmaker of the Year” award from The American Lawyer (2006)

Jeanne Olivier

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in business/corporate (2006-2014)

Maura O’Sullivan

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in banking (2007-2008, 2010-2014)
  • Received the “Women in Law” Award from Lawyer Monthly (2014)
  • Received Euromoney “Americas Women in Business Law Award” for “Best in Banking & Finance” (2013)
  • Selected by Law360 as MVP for Banking (2013)
  • Shortlisted for “Finance Lawyer of the Year” by Chambers USA Women in Law Awards (2012)

Donna Parisi

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in securities and corporate finance (2010, 2014)
  • Received the “Women in Law” Award from Lawyer Monthly (2014)
  • Shortlisted for a Euromoney “Americas Women in Business Law Award” for “Best in Structured Finance” (2013)

Linda Rappaport

  • Selected as one of the “Top 50 Women New York Super Lawyers” (2013-2014) and named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in employee benefits/ERISA (2006-2014)
  • Received Legal Aid Society Award for Outstanding Service (2011)
  • Named one of the top 50 women lawyers by New York Super Lawyers since 2009
  • Received Burton Award for Legal Achievement (2004)

Jo Rickard

  • Named one of the top lawyers in commercial litigation by London Super Lawyers (2013)

Antonia Stolper

  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in securities and corporate finance (2006, 2010-2014)
  • Received the “Women in Law” Award from Lawyer Monthly (2014)
  • Named to Latin Lawyer’s list of the 50 most inspirational women in the Latin American legal profession (2013)
  • Shortlisted for a Euromoney “Americas Women in Business Law Award” for “Best in Capital Markets” (2013)
  • Named one of the "Latin America Legal Stars” by Latin Business Chronicle (2012, 2013)
  • Named "International Lawyer of the Year" by Latin Lawyer (2012)

Cynthia Urda Kassis

  • Named Law360 MVP by Law360 (2014)
  • Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of the top lawyers in banking (2006, 2010-2014)
  • Named to Latin Lawyer’s list of the 50 most inspirational women in the Latin American legal profession (2013)
  • Shortlisted for a Euromoney “Americas Women in Business Law Award” for “Best in Banking & Finance” (2013)
  • Named “Energy/Projects Lawyer of the Year” in the inaugural “Chambers USA Women in Law Awards” (2012)
  • Named one of the "Latin America Legal Stars” by Latin Business Chronicle (2011- 2013)
  • Received a “Dealmaker of the Year” award from The American Lawyer (2008)

Directory Accolades

  • Chambers Global 2014 ranked 16 Shearman & Sterling women lawyers as leaders in their fields.
  • Chambers USA 2014 ranked 10 Shearman & Sterling women lawyers as leaders in their fields.
  • Legal 500 2014 recommends 30 Shearman & Sterling women lawyers in its U.S., UK and Asia-Pacific guides.
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